The days of Apple devices being immune to security threats have been over for quite some time. This goes for Android as well.
This week, Apple announced there is a security flaw in iOS and MacOS devices that make them vulnerable to Broadpwn, which allows hackers to compromise users through a bug within Broadcom’s Wi-Fi chipsets. Security researcher Nitay Artenstein of Exodus Intelligence exposed the flaw, which allows hackers to “execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip” if within range.
So, what should you do? Apple issued a fix over the weekend. iPhone, iPad, and Mac computer users are urged to download the latest updates as soon as possible to protect their devices.
For iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices, users should download the latest iOS update. Go to Settings, General, and then Software Update to install iOS 10.3.3.
For Mac OS X, users should click the Updates tab within the Mac App Store and install the OS X Sierra update to version 10.12.6.
Google had a similar vulnerability to Broadpwn and issued its own security patch for Android devices earlier this month.